June 26th
July 2nd
Recording Session: Saturday, July 1st
Showcase at Thalia Hall: Sunday, July 2nd
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August 7th
August 13th
Recording Session: Saturday, August 12
Showcase at Thalia Hall: Sunday, August 13
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girls, trans & gender-expansive youth

ages 8 to 16


Suder Montessori Elementary School - 2022 W. Washington Blvd Chicago, IL 60612


Join us for five days of instrument instruction and band practice, and recording followed by a performance at Thaila Hall. Campers MUST attend all seven days to participate in camp!

Camp tuition is $550 and financial aid is available. Campers are never turned away due to lack of funds.

Need more details? Contact our camp staff at or (773) 289-2670.


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GR!C is excited to introduce “Bandwagon,” our virtual after-school program for Fall 2020. Bandwagon is a six-week experience on Zoom in which students will create and showcase original songs with their newly-formed bands. Bandwagon will meet on Tuesday afternoons over a six-week session, culminating in a celebratory weekend showcase.

Week 1 starts on Tuesday, November 10th and the final class will be Tuesday, December 15th. Our showcase will be Thursday, December 17th at 6:30 pm. We hope to run another session in January and February as well.

Bandwagon will run from 5:00 – 7:00 pm CST. Each afternoon will include:
– 1 hour of band practice at 5:00 pm
– a 30-minute activity (e.g. a workshop or concert) for the whole group
– 30 minutes of optional instrument support time

Bandwagon is open to girls, transgender youth of all identities, and gender-expansive youth ages 8 – 16. We will loan instruments and gear to campers who need them. Full tuition is $225, but financial aid and scholarships are available in order to make this program accessible to all students.

Our goals are for students to progress on their instruments and in their bands, and to enjoy & expand upon their own self-expression and creativity – all while collaborating with friends in a safe, social space!

For more details and to sign up, Apply Here!
For scholarship info, check out our Financial Aid form!

As always, email with any questions. See you at Bandwagon!

Youth Action Committee

Girls Rock! Chicago’s Youth Action Committee provides our past and current campers, ages 14-16, a new and unique opportunity to be involved at the highest level of GR!C. Our committee members will meet bi-monthly over the next year to work on an action in honor of Girls Rock! Chicago. This could bloom into a workshop series at the next summer camp, a community action related to a social justice cause, a presentation for our community, or a social media campaign. Stay tuned to see what amazing ideas our youth-led committee has in store!

Interested in joining our youth committee? 
Contact our teen organizer, Thalia, at or camp staff at 773-289-2670.



Girls Rock! Chicago is able to provide a wide variety of programs in schools, community organizations and at fundraisers or events.

– Year-round after-school programs
– Drop-in and weekend workshops
– In-school and after-school workshops and mini-camp programs
– Social Justice and music-based workshops for all ages

Questions? Want to partner with GR!C?
Contact our camp staff at or 773 289 2670.

Let's Rock!

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LR!C Goes Virtual: Learn an Instrument & Make New Friends at Our 18+ Mini-Camp!

Do you wish you had a program like Girls Rock! Chicago when you were younger? Well then, LR!C is for YOU. We welcome women (cis or trans), transgender folks of any identity, and gender-expansive folks ages 18 & up. Join us for two weekends of instrument instruction, songwriting, and band practice. At the end of the program, your band will share an original, self-recorded song in a virtual listening party at the End-of-Camp Extravaganza! No previous musical experience is necessary, and all equipment is provided.

We are proud that LR!C offers an inclusive, welcoming, and safe space for our adults to learn new skills and express themselves surrounded by their peers’ support. So let’s stay inside this January and make the most of the winter, together!

LR!C 2021 takes place over TWO fun-filled weekends!

1/22 – 1/24 and 1/29 – 1/31

Virtual Showcase: 1/31 at 1:00 pm

Sign Up Now!

Check the LR!C 2021 Schedule!